Despite recent reports of an improving economy, a recent survey says charities faced many difficulties fundraising this holiday season. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The news comes in the latest Philanthropic Giving Index, a report prepared by the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University. The report is comparable to the Consumer Confidence Index. Nonprofits in the… Continue reading Report: Charities Not Faring Better Than Last Year
The Cabbage Patch Settlement House in Old Louisville has completed a multi-year expansion project.
A new study from Indiana University’s Center for Philanthropy aims to help nonprofits perform better at fundraising by indentifying why people donate. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. IU researchers collected data from more than 10,000 households and found that reasons for giving correlated with education levels and income, no matter the region. The study challenges… Continue reading Study on "Why People Give" Surprises Researchers
An infusion of federal stimulus dollars has helped the volunteer program Americorps put more members into Kentucky communities. And nonprofits are increasingly relying on those volunteers in the economic downturn.
The Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic studio in Louisville will close this month as the charity attempts to restructure itself.
Metro United Way’s annual campaign is in its final phase and could meet its fundraising goal. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Metro United Way’s 2007 fund raising campaign fell short of its goal to raise more than $30 million. For the current campaign, the agency set a goal of raising just over the $29.2 million… Continue reading Metro United Way Says Campaign is On Target
The turmoil on Wall Street has more than banks and businesses on alert. Foundations and nonprofits here in Louisville are bracing themselves for the fallout. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. It was just days after Lehman Brothers filed for the biggest bankruptcy case in U.S. history when the Association of Small Foundations held its annual conference.… Continue reading Givers, Nonprofits Feel Pinch of Financial Turmoil